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College & Career

The Academy educates confident young women who are empowered and prepared to take on the next phase of their lives.

The College Counseling team at the Academy encourages each young woman to seek colleges and universities where she can be challenged to reach her potential and to be successful both academically and personally.

The search for the right college or university involves the need to look at the values, strengths, and goals of each young woman. We strive to guide our students to choose schools that will be the best fit for them, appropriate to their needs, desires, and abilities.

With backgrounds in high school counseling, university, and liberal arts admissions, our goal is to educate students and parents about the protocols and requirements of the complex, challenging, and exciting college process in order for families to experience less stress and a positive and successful outcome.

Fast Facts


Scholarships offered annually


Graduates matriculate to college


Graduates from the Class of 2023 attended college out-of-state 


Qualify for Florida Bright Futures annually


College and universities that accept AHN students annually


Student-athletes currently competing at the collegiate level


Different states are home to colleges of the Class of 2023


Of the Class of 2023 were enrolled in AP coursework

Meet the College Counseling Team

The search for the right college or university involves the need to look at the values, strengths, and goals of each young woman. While the college counselors suggest schools that are appropriate to the student’s needs and abilities, the decision on where to apply and where the student ultimately enrolls rests with the student and her parents. The College Counseling Department will provide the student with the necessary support and assistance to be successful throughout the college planning process, elements of which begin as early as the 9th-grade year.

ms. Kerry Keegan
Dir. of College Counseling

 813-835-3522 ext. 247
ms. Christi Pilkington
College Counselor

 813-835-3522 ext. 244

The college counselors welcome all phone calls, and they are available for individual meetings by appointment. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the department's resources.

College Process by Year

The Academy of the Holy Names is accredited by Cognia, the Florida Council of Independent Schools, the Florida Catholic Conference and the Florida Kindergarten Council. The Academy of the Holy Names is a member of the following associations: National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools (ACCIS), National Association of College Admission Counselors(NACAC), Southern Association of College Admissions Counselors (SACAC), and the College Board.